Piper Laurie Dead At 91

Posted October 14, 2023 by with 7 comments

So great in everything she did, the iconic Piper Laurie has died at 91. Via Deadline:

Piper Laurie, whose impressive work in the films Carrie and The Hustler made her a screen icon, died Saturday morning in Los Angeles. She was 91 and had been ill for some time.

Her representative confirmed the death.

Nominated nine times for an Emmy and three times for an Academy Award, Laurie finally broke through in the live TV drama The Days of Wine and Roses.


Laurie’s Oscar nominations were for The Hustler (1961), Children of a Lesser God (1986), and of course Carrie in 1976:

And here she was winning a Golden Globe for her work on Twin Peaks. I believe she refers to the night as being “somber” due to the Gulf War in Iraq happening right around this time in January of 1991: